9/11: John

John 9:11 (NIV)

This chapter tells the story of Jesus healing a blind man by rubbing mud in his eyes, then sending him to the pool of Siloam to wash. In verse 11 (implying 9/11) the man describes to his fellows how he was healed.

11. He replied "The man they call Jesus made some mud and put it on my eyes. He told me to go to Siloam and wash. So I went and washed, and then I could see".

John 9:11 (o) = 1298 = 11 x 118

John 9 is the New Testament's 77th chapter, 77 being 11 x 7 and the ordinal value of 'Christ'.

The rubbing of mud into the man's eyes is a metaphor for the destruction of the twin towers, an event that will open the eyes, not of one man, but of the entire world.

John 13:5 (NIV)

The story told in John 13 has some similarities with that of John 9, only this time Jesus is washing his disciples' feet.

5. After that, he poured water into a basin and began to wash his disciples' feet, drying them with the towel that was wrapped round him.

John 13:5 (o) = 1232 = 11 x 112

Yet again there is independant confirmation that this is a genuine encoding through the placing of the story: John 13 is the bible's 1010th chapter!

John 15:1 (NIV)

In this well-known verse Jesus proclaims that he is the true vine. The numerical features of this verse and its position within the Bible combine to produce a remarkable confluence of numbers.

1. I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener.

John 15:1 (o) = 418 = 11 x 38

1. The chapter and verse numbers imply 151.

Jesus Christ (o) = 151

2. John is the Bible's 43rd book.

Jesus Christ (r) = 43

3. John 15 is the Bible's 1012th chapter.

1012 = 11 x 92

Note: There are only two New Testament chapters which, when converted to their Old Testament place value, are a multiple of 11 and when converted to their New Testament place value, have digits which sum to 11 (none are multiples of 11). One is the above chapter, the other is the Bible's 1111th chapter and the New Testament's 182nd chapter, Colossians 4.




Acts 27:37 (NIV)


In this famous chapter, Paul and his fellow passengers are saved from a shipwreck off Malta; verse 37 tells us the exactly how many people were on board the ship. The encoding of some interesting numbers, however, suggest that this historical event is also meant to be viewed in allegorical terms. 

1. The encoding of 11 suggests parallels with 9/11:

a) I will start with the gematria of the total verse, as usual summing the individual digits 2, 7 and 6.

37. Altogether there were 276 of us on board.


Acts 27:37 (o) = 363 = 11 x 11 x 3


b) Acts 27 is the Bible's 1045th chapter, 1045 being a multiple of 11.


1045 = 11 x 95


c) Acts 27 is also the 116th chapter in the New Testament, this being a simple rotation of the digits 911.

2. Through further encoded numbers a second parallel is made with the crucifixion of Jesus Christ:

a) Again here is the gematria of the total verse. Note that 'Ha Mashiah' is the transliteration of the Hebrew word meaning 'Christ' or 'the Messiah'.

37. Altogether there were 276 of us on board.


Acts 27:37 (o) = 363 = 11 x 11 x 3


b) 276 is the second important large number to appear in the New Testament, the first being 153, which appears in John 21:11, as the number of fish caught in a net. Note the similarity in the themes for each verse. Much has been written about these verses, but I would like to make one observation of my own. This concerns the fact that 153 and 276 are the 17th and the 23rd triangular numbers.


17 x 23 .......................= 391


The sum of these numbers also appears to be significant:


153 + 276 = 429.......= 11 x 39


Crucified (s) ..................= 429


c) The chapter and verse numbers imply 2737, which is a multiple of 391:


2737 .........................= 391 x 7


d) Matthew 27:37 is the verse containing the first version of the Superscription: THIS IS JESUS, THE KING OF THE JEWS.

These amazing correlations strongly suggest not only that the shipwreck of Paul's boat off the coast of Malta is to be seen as an allegory of 9/11, but that there is also a relationship to Jesus Christ and His crucifixion. For more information please go to The September-11 Crucifix.



Bill Downie 15/6/06

Latest update 21/9/23

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